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Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 30 Mar 2021, 16:25
by FlyTexas
I'm stumped, too. Feel semi-confident about the country of origin, but can't identify the aircraft itself. :dunno:

Brian

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 03:26
by Airspeed
Thanks to all who tried, even if you weren't able to message a suggestion. ;)
Results for 27-03:
Diamond badges to Christopher Storey (cstorey), Keith (Dev One), Joe (blanston12) all being correct first time. :welldone:
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JohnD gets Gold for his second entry
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Then Mick (woody901) cracked it on his third attempt for Silver
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Incorrect suggestions included Tudor, Hermes, DC7, Argonaut, Canadair.

The beast in question was the Il-18. Can't really put up a full picture, as it was full in the first place, just skewed a bit.

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 03:29
by Airspeed
Now, you're going to love 31-03, not!
PM replies only please.
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Or, if you prefer...
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Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 05:32
by FlyTexas
Airspeed wrote: 31 Mar 2021, 03:26 Thanks to all who tried, even if you weren't able to message a suggestion. ;)
Results for 27-03:
Diamond badges to Christopher Storey (cstorey), Keith (Dev One), Joe (blanston12) all being correct first time. :welldone:
Image
JohnD gets Gold for his second entry
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Then Mick (woody901) cracked it on his third attempt for Silver
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Incorrect suggestions included Tudor, Hermes, DC7, Argonaut, Canadair.

The beast in question was the Il-18. Can't really put up a full picture, as it was full in the first place, just skewed a bit.
Are we sure this aircraft is an Il-18? The horizontal stabilizer looks different than your typical Il-18. *-) Maybe it's just the drawing. Not that I'm trying to be a pain in the neck. :lol:

Brian

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 05:43
by Airspeed
FlyTexas wrote: 31 Mar 2021, 05:32
Airspeed wrote: 31 Mar 2021, 03:26 .........

The beast in question was the Il-18. Can't really put up a full picture, as it was full in the first place, just skewed a bit.
Are we sure this aircraft is an Il-18? The horizontal stabilizer looks different than your typical Il-18. *-) Maybe it's just the drawing. Not that I'm trying to be a pain in the neck. :lol:

Brian
Not a pain at all, Brian, as I've said before, I'm no expert, I just see things that look like others, or look unusual, then lob them out to you real knowledgeable people. ;) Go ahead, query or challenge me any time.
An unintended trick here, Brian:
Two Soviet aircraft shared the designation Ilyushin Il-18. The first Il-18 was a propeller-driven airliner of 1946 but after a year of test flights that programme was abandoned.
The 1946 version was it.

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 07:13
by blanston12
I was a bit confused by the picture of the aircraft we are calling the Il-18, that there are two Il-18's does not help, a 1946 version and a later turboprop version. i think the fact that its at an angle distorts it and makes it hard to pin point. For me I had checked evert four engine transport IU could find and something about all of them eliminated them, of the pics I could find of the early Il-18 there was not enough to say yes difinitiably but I could not rule it out. So eventually the old axiom remained.

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 11:20
by 511Flyer
I've actually got Ilyushin 18 written on my notepad, but I wasn't sure so didn't submit it.

Honestly!

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 12:16
by Paul K
IL-18 was the closest I got too, but didn't know there was an earlier aircraft with the same designation. It has that elusive rounded-top fin. Well done Mike, and all who got it right. ;)

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Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 14:49
by Tomliner
Like others I kept coming back to the Il18 because of the fin but didn’t dig deep enough to find the original piston engined version.
So far had two failed tries at the latest Bitzer. :wall: EricT

Re: Bitzer project

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 16:01
by FlyTexas
Those crafty Russians! :lol:

Brian